Department of Visual & Media Arts

Department of Visual & Media Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Visual & Media Arts. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Alumnus directs feature film

    Less than a decade after his graduation from Emerson, Todd Strauss-Schulson '03 has directed his first feature film, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. He collaborated with several other Emersonians on the film.

  • LaFleur, MFA '14, obtains development grant

    Liss LaFleur, MFA '14, was recently one of five graduate students nationwide awarded the College Art Association's Professional Development Fellowship.

  • Paramount Pictures set to produce screenplay by Emerson duo

    Paramount Pictures recently picked up a screenwriting pitch from two alumni of Emerson’s Film program, Jacob Emanuel ’08 and William Block ’08.

  • Fellowship on diversity begins

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding a three-day program beginning May 20 to help faculty address diversity issues in the classroom.

  • Media Ethics moves online

    Media Ethics, a nonprofit publication started by Emerson faculty and sponsored by the College since its inception, recently converted to a solely online format.

  • Alum's 'Nightmare' film awarded at Fantasia

    A recent graduate's thesis project — a horror-gothic film about monsters who cook up nightmares — received a recent award at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

  • Basche '90 talks entertainment at Emerson LA

    David Alan Basche '90, an actor on the TV Land show The Exes, recently spoke with students at Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • Shaw to Return to Cambodia to Continue Work on Film

    In her film project Angkor's Children, Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor Lauren Shaw follows young Cambodians through their struggles to create a fresh start and better their country’s future.

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.